Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 3:09 pm  |  21 responses

Fab Melo Ruled Ineligible for NCAA Tournament

There’s not many details right now, but Syracuse sophomore Fab Melo will not play in the NCAA Tournament. Melo missed three games earlier this season, with the team going 2-1 during his absence. Although they are a No. 1 seed, the Orange will now have to adapt to this unexpected circumstance. Per the school’s website: “Syracuse University sophomore men’s basketball center Fab Melo did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh, and will not take part in the NCAA Tournament due to an eligibility issue. Given University policy and federal student privacy laws, no further details can be provided at this time.”

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  • Caribbean Killa

    Brackets have been broken

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don


  • LP

    *Runs to adjust bracket accordingly*

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Wow, that’s big news…

  • BiB

    This just jacked up my bracket

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Good thing I wrote in pencil!

  • Wet

    This doesn’t change my bracket.

  • LA Huey

    Cool name that’s better suited for detective or attorney.

  • RunNGun

    They play zone defense only; won’t get very far when they meet more athletic teams.

  • bike

    This has sure been a strange year for the Orange.

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    well, there goes my bracket.


    It sucks, but I’m not worried about it. We are a deep team. Now that people are counting us out, I like it. It’s gives the Orange bulletin board material. Expect the Orange to blow out their first two opponents. Dion Waiters is going to be the MOP for that weekend in Pittsburgh.

  • ab40

    he looks the part and now we know. Kid is not very smart.

  • Canesta

    could be student visa issue or something. certainly interesting. tough break though..

  • IndyG

    Already had em losing to vandy in the sweet 16


    I’m bookmarking this thread. :)

  • jake



    Ok, raise ur hand if u for a split second pictured Fabolous and Carmelo Anthony not being allowed seats at an NCAA game……Yeah, it didn’t cross my mind either…

  • Kyle
  • abaci

    i have them losing to Vanderbilt.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Damn, gotta make some adjustments to my brackets now.